At the Hands on History Museum you can meet John Smythson, who was master cook to Elizabeth I, or George and Elianor Crowle, well known figures from 17th Century Hull, via their magnificent portraits on display in the Story of Hull Gallery.
Join us at the museum to be inspired by these faces and create your own portrait of yourself, your family or friends. Perhaps it too will be on display in a museum one day!
The museum is open from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm every second and fourth Saturday of each month. From local history to global treasure, take a walk through the ages in Hull’s Old Town. There’s so much history to get your hands on in our museum. Uncover the Story of Hull. See what life was like in Victorian times. And come face to face with a 2,600-year-old mummy! Where else can you hop from locally-made textiles to King Tutankhamun’s treasures? Find us in the old Grammar School where Hull’s famous abolitionist William Wilberforce once studied.
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